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    Memory Lane

    I put a gun safe in the house today and so it was time to take my shotguns and rifles out of my father-in-laws gun rack. I cleaned out the bottom drawer for the first time and found some interesting stuff.

    1) My wife has had an old un-numbered Stevens .410 pump since the '60's. I'd tried to find more information about it, but the company does not seem to be in business anymore. Today, I found the tag identifying her shotgun as a Stevens 77 Slide Action Repeating Shotgun. It has a picture of an indian chief and the word Savage written on it.

    Anyone know anything about these? I think it is a relatively cheap shotgun that my father-in-law bought for his daughters through his grocery store.

    2) Anyone out there still use Flitz? The tube says its good for polishing metal and won't hurt blued guns.

    3) I think I found an early, home-made version of the Bore Snake. There were three patches tied together with twine. On the other end of the twine has got to be the world's smallest pocket knife. My wife says he would drop the knife through the barrel of his shotgun and pull the patches through. The knife is about 1 1/2 inches long folded shut.



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    Flitz is a good polish for stainless steel guns. Just don't get to rubbing to hard in one spot. That old shotgun will be a family heirloom. Good luck with your new treasures.

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    We used flitz to polish metal on aircraft wings..Itís a pain in the butt to get off, but hereís a secret; sprinkle some white flower on it before you try to remove it, works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    I put a gun safe in the house today and so it was time to take my shotguns and rifles out of my father-in-laws gun rack. I cleaned out the bottom drawer for the first time and found some interesting stuff.
    Congrats on the safe. Did you bolt it to the floor and/or wall? Before you put guns in it be sure and wipe them down with a silicon or oily rag and run an oily patch of two through the bores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    Congrats on the safe. Did you bolt it to the floor and/or wall? Before you put guns in it be sure and wipe them down with a silicon or oily rag and run an oily patch of two through the bores.
    That's my project for next weekend. The safe arrived just ahead of the cold front last night.

    I thought the delivery guys were going to bolt it to the floor for me. They thought they were just there to drop it off. That late at night, it was too dark to send them under the house, although I was tempted.

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